Isaac Weix

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Isaac Weix
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Wisconsin State Assembly, District 92
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Isaac Weix (b. April 3, 1975) is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 92 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]

Weix was a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor in the recall election against incumbent Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. While he ran as a Democrat, Weix is actually a Republican and ran as a protest candidate in order to ensure a Democratic primary would be necessary.

Weix was also a Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Wisconsin State Senate in the 2011 recall election against incumbent Sen. Sheila Harsdorf.

Weix, a Republican supporter, ran as a protest candidate in order to necessitate a Democratic primary between himself and Shelly Moore. Moore defeated Weix in the July 12, 2011 primary.

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2011 Wisconsin Senate Recalls

Senators Facing Recall
Robert CowlesAlberta DarlingSheila HarsdorfDave HansenJim HolperinRandy HopperDan KapankeLuther OlsenRobert Wirch

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Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Assembly will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Chris Danou is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Isaac Weix is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2012

See also: Rebecca Kleefisch recall, Wisconsin (2012)

Weix ran for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor in the recall election against incumbent Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Recall petitions were turned in on January 17, 2012 and certified on March 30, 2012.[3]

Weix entered the race as a protest candidate in order to ensure that a primary would be necessary. He faced Mahlon Mitchell and Ira Robins in the Democratic primary on May 8, coming in second.[4]

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Recall - Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMahlon Mitchell 51.3% 396,302
Isaac Weix 25.5% 197,148
Ira Robins 21.4% 165,325
Scattering 1.8% 13,575
Total Votes 772,350
Election Results Via:Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


2011

See also: Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011) and Sheila Harsdorf recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2011)

In early June, a petition began circulating, urging Republicans to support Weix as a "protest candidate."

In response to Weix's candidacy, Shelly Moore released a statement, saying, "the Republican Party must immediately shut down this partisan, coordinated attack on democracy that wastes taxpayer dollars. These elections must get underway so the State can heal. These underhanded tactics serve no purpose but to divide us further."[5]

Republicans question Moore’s emails

Stephan Thompson, executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party, filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on June 21, alleging Moore intentionally used her public school email account to coordinate work related to her recall campaign against Sheila Harsdorf. Republicans released the emails in question, which they obtained through an open records request from the Ellsworth School District.

One of the emails, dated March 10, 2011, states, "We are not supposed to use school email, but since all of our rights are being taken away, I don't frankly care."

Thompson stated, “this abuse of taxpayer funded resources deserves a full investigation by the Government Accountability Board. If she feels she is above the laws of this state, she certainly has no business having a hand in creating them.”[6]

Democratic Party press secretary Gillian Morris called the complaint a “blatantly political stunt,” saying, "Shelly was absolutely not using taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes -- no campaign even existed when these emails were sent.”[7]

Weix issued a statement calling on Moore to leave the race, stating, "For the sake of the integrity of the legal democratic process, and the reputation of the Democratic Party it is time for Ms. Moore to withdraw her candidacy."[8]

July 12 Democratic Primary

Moore defeated Weix in the primary. It was the closest of the six.

July 12 Democratic primary[9]
Candidates Votes Percent
Shelly Moore Approveda 19,300 53.98%
Isaac Weix 16,029 44.83%
Scattering 427 1.19%

Campaign contributions

Isaac Weix Campaign Finance Reports (GAB ID No. 0105113)
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Total Contributions (Expenditures) Cash on Hand
Special Pre-Election[10] July 14, 2011 $480.12 $0 $(464.00) $16.12
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